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Welcome to GlobalVATOnline
PwC GlobalVATOnline is an online subscription service. It provides up-to-date business critical information on VAT/GST, customs, excise and environmental tax rates, rules and requirements around the world to help you maintain control, mitigate risk and improve the overall effectiveness of your indirect tax function.
GlobeSearch is where we provide you with access to comprehensive, business critical information on VAT/GST rates, rules and requirements in over 80 countries, across six continents: Europe (including all 28 EU member states), North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. All information is regularly updated by PwC VAT/GST specialists who reside in the countries and is accompanied by extensive supporting documentation such as copies of return forms, links to useful websites (e.g. tax authority websites) and more.GlobeSearch
The VAT news service we offer assists you in keeping on top of important VAT/GST and customs duty developments from over 120 countries across six continents - Europe (including all EU Member States), North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. This also includes commentaries on more recent proposals and current decided cases regarding global tax. Hyperlinks to applicable subjects, case law and necessary documentation is involved. You have also got the option to receive our weekly newsletter sent direct to your email inbox giving you an overview of the most recent developments and newsflashes, which inform you of breaking developments as and when they occur.News
Powerful tools and services
This section contains a variety of tools and services aimed to ease the burden on Indirect Tax compliance functions. These include automation tools, reporting tools, filing tools, validation services and return and registration forms. Please use the drop down box below to see which tools and services are included in each subscription level.Tools
Emergency tax measures in response to COVID-19
- 31 July 2020
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, many countries around the world are implementing emergency tax breaks to support their economies. We have published a special report summarising the emergency measures announced by a number of these territories and will add others when available. Measures being implemented include delayed VAT remittances to give businesses a cash flow boost, or cuts in VAT/ GST rates to help the worst affected sectors, such as consumer, tourism/hospitality, or in respect of medical supplies.
Preliminary agreement to defer VAT e-commerce package and DAC6 deferral agreed
- 26 June 2020
Member State ambassadors to the EU have reached a preliminary agreement on postponing the introduction of the VAT e-commerce package from 1 January 2021 to 1 July 2021. The postponement is expected to be formally adopted by the Council, without further discussion, once the text has undergone a legal and linguistic review. The European Commission had proposed postponing the entry into force of the new measures to take account of the difficulties that businesses and Member States are facing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The Council also adopted an amendment allowing Member States an option to defer by up to 6 months the time limits for filing and exchanging information under the Directive on Administrative Cooperation (DAC6).
Tax authority guidance on application of 5% VAT rate for hospitality and leisure
- 17 July 2020
Following the announcement that the VAT rate on certain supplies in the hospitality and leisure sector will be reduced from 20% to 5% from 15 July 2020 to 12 January 2021, the tax authority, HMRC, has published guidance and updated a number of publications with further information on the application of the reduced rate.